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Lancaster County Girl Dies From Stray New Year’s Bullet

A Lancaster County girl is dead after being shot in the head by a bullet fired during a New Year’s celebration. Ten year old Aaliyah Boyer from Manheim, was hit while watching fireworks outside a relative’s home in Cecil County, Maryland just minutes after midnight. Family members say she collapsed and they realized she had a bullet in the top of her head. She was taken to A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, where she was pulled off of life support late Thursday morning.  We didn’t know what happened. We thought she passed out and hit her head,” said her aunt Ashleigh Rice.  “To fire a gun for a celebratory reason is just a terrible, horrible idea and incidents like this can happen,” said Lt. Michael Holmes of the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office. Police are trying to figure out who fired the shot. They are currently following  up on tips, and interviewing neighbors.

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2 Comments to “Lancaster County Girl Dies From Stray New Year’s Bullet”

    HowIgnorantRU? said:
    January 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Had to be from some scumbag criminal with an illegal gun because responsible legal gun owners would never do such a thing. :-/

      LTC(Ret.) said:
      January 5, 2013 at 8:10 AM

      Silly comment. A responsible gun owner would never wantonly fire a weapon into the air. That creates small caliber high angle artillery and is patently stupid. Criminal? no. Blatant idiocy, yes!
      If you desire a remedy, advocate very stiff fines for irresponsible actions like that. Any serious marksman would back you. I'll go as far as to say that person committed involuntary manslaughter.

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